The Washington Post discusses SPI’s recent survey on the planned usage of the Child Tax Credit which suggests that the expansion helps families invest in their future.
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Boosted Child Tax Credit May Be Getting More Parents Back to Work (Links to an external site)
The Ascent discusses the expansion of the Child Tax Credit and shares SPI research that suggests that the expanded payments help parents work more.
Food insecurity surged with COVID-19, harming Israel’s children most (Links to an external site)
The Jerusalem Post shared SPI findings that 17% of Israeli families suffer from food insecurity, negatively impacting the physical and mental health of Israeli children.
Child Tax Credit Payments Are Helping Families Cope With the Child Care Crisis (Links to an external site)
Yahoo! Money shares new SPI data showing how families plan to use the expanded Child Tax Credit, suggesting that the expanded payments allow parents to return to work.
The new child tax credit does more than just cut poverty (Links to an external site)
A new SPI study published in Brookings shows how families plan to use the child tax credit and suggests that the expansion will not only help to decrease child poverty but will also increase family social mobility in the long term.
Expanded Child Tax Credit has caused big reductions in childhood poverty, but more action is needed (Links to an external site)
The Pulse shares a recent SPI survey which examines how families in North Carolina are using the expanded Child Tax Credit and showed that the families who need the tax credit the most are the least likely to have received it.
94% Of Parents Say Child Tax Credit Payments Allow Them To Work More, Study Shows (Links to an external site)
A collaborative study from the Social Policy Institute and Humanity Forward show that Child Tax Credit payments have allowed parents to work the same amount or more.
The child tax credit encourages parents to work, study finds (Links to an external site)
CNBC shares data from a team of researchers from SPI in collaboration with Appalachian State, UNC-Greensboro, the Urban Institute and Humanity Forward, which shows that the new enhanced Child Tax Credit may help parents continue working.
It’s Not Too Late: Georgia Families Can Still Get Their Checks (Links to an external site)
The Georgia Budget & Policy Institute shares data from the Social Policy Institute, which shows the impact of the Child Tax Credit on families in Georgia.
Students who isolate are angry, violent and addicted to screens – survey (Links to an external site)
The Jerusalem Post shares survey results on how children in quarantine experience more outbursts of anger, expressions of violence, prolonged use of screens and reversals of sleep hours.
New study shows how Virginians are using the Child Tax Credit (Links to an external site)
The Augusta Free Press shared research which examined how Virginians are using their Child Tax Credit to care for their families from the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis in partnership with Annie E. Casey Foundation.
New longitudinal Socioeconomic Impacts of COVID-19 Survey calls for sustained public benefit support
The Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis (SPI) released new findings on the impact of COVID-19 on housing hardship, the importance of employment and associated benefits, such as the Payment Protection Program, family hardships, and efficiency of public benefits designed to support households in need, such as SNAP, TANF, and unemployment insurance benefits.
Interview on Isolation in Israel (Links to an external site)
Channel 13 interviewed Michal Grinstein-Weiss, director of SPI, about the effect of isolation on children in Israel.
Food Insecurity (Links to an external site)
Galgalatz covered the results of a new SPI survey which examined the threat of food insecurity among families in Israel.
Outbursts of anger, sleep disturbances and screen addiction: this is how isolation affects children (Links to an external site)
The Marker shared a new study from SPI that found a link between child quarantine isolation and the development of symptoms of anxiety, violence and screen addiction, to which children from low socioeconomic households are more susceptible.
The game is not yet over, and vaccines still matter: Lessons from a study on Israel’s COVID-19 vaccination (Links to an external site)
In a new SPI study released through Brookings, researchers aimed to better understand vaccine hesitancy in Israel by examining demographic and socioeconomic factors correlating to vaccination.
Survey: Most families suffering from food insecurity are not recognized by the welfare authorities (Links to an external site)
Haaretz reports on a study from SPI which found that 17% of families in Israel are suffering from food insecurity due to the most recent wave of COVID-19.
More than 90% of the students attended the educational institutions on the first day of school (Links to an external site)
Haaretz shared the latest SPI vaccination data as Israeli children return to school.
COVID-19 safety in schools (Links to an external site)
Channel 12 shared a recent SPI survey that 52% of parents said they did not feel safe sending their children back to school in August.
Can students be safe in school when COVID-19 spikes? (Links to an external site)
The Jerusalem Post shared recent SPI findings that 52% of parents said they did not feel safe about sending their children back to school in August.
‘A manic moment’ for renters as Supreme Court ends eviction moratorium (Links to an external site)
Yung Chun, data analyst III at SPI, discussed the implications of the end of the eviction moratorium and the impact on renters with a reporter from the Sinclair Broadcast Group.
Biden cuts more student debt but defers on bigger fixes (Links to an external site)
Jason Jabbari, assistant research professor at SPI, discusses the effect of debt forgiveness on educational institutions with Times Higher Education.
Pfizer’s FDA approval is another strike against anti-vaxxers – analysis (Links to an external site)
The Jerusalem Post shared SPI findings that 40% of Israelis who are not vaccinated did not want to because they believed that the vaccine was not safe in the short term.
Radio interview: vaccine incentives in Israel (Links to an external site)
Kan interviewed Michal Grinstein-Weiss, director of SPI, on the usage of incentives to encourage vaccination. Hebrew: האם כסף יעודד את הסרבנים להתחסן?
Why are 11% of Israelis still not vaccinated?
A new nationally representative survey from the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis (SPI) indicates that among the 11% of Israelis who are not vaccinated, 75% do not plan to get vaccinated.
The Ministry of Education has obtained a budget to expand the psychological response to students coping with the corona – but will there be psychologists to recruit? (Links to an external site)
Knesset News interviewed Oren Heller, postdoctoral research associate at SPI, about children’s psychological responses to the pandemic.
Who are the Israelis who have not been vaccinated yet – and is there a chance that we will be vaccinated soon? (Links to an external site)
The Marker discussed SPI findings of vaccination rates in Israel, which also looked at motivations behind not receiving the vaccine. Of the 11% that have not been vaccinated at all, the majority do not intend to receive the vaccination.
Channel 13 shares parental vaccine hesitancy results (Links to an external site)
Channel 13 in Israel shared SPI research findings on why parents of 12-15-year-olds are hesitant to vaccinate their children. You can read the research results in English here.
A Fifth of Israelis Think COVID Is a Government, Pharma Conspiracy, Poll Says (Links to an external site)
Haaretz discusses a recent finding from the Social Policy Institute that shows that a fifth of Israelis believe that the vaccine is a government or pharma conspiracy.
Only half of Israelis want a third COVID-19 vaccine shot – Survey (Links to an external site)
Michal Grinstein-Weiss, director of SPI, was interviewed by the Jerusalem Post about research findings that only 52% of Israelis who received the original vaccine would take a third shot. This finding comes from the latest data from SPI on the socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 in Israel.
Why are Israeli parents of 12-15-year-olds hesitant to vaccinate their children?
By Yaniv Shlomo, Senior Fellow; Oren Heller, Postdoctoral Research Associate; Daniel Yeshua, Program Manager; and Michal Grinstein-Weiss, Director Download a PDF to read this text in Hebrew: מדוע הורים לבני 12 עד 15 מהססים לחסן את ילדיהם? While most Israeli adults are vaccinated, 62% of parents are hesitant to vaccinate their 12-15-year-old children. The findings […]
Rewriting the social contract (Links to an external site)
Mathieu Despard, faculty director at SPI, discusses how workplaces have innovated with their benefits over the course of the pandemic.
The debate that divides parents and experts – should children be vaccinated against corona? (Links to an external site)
Michal Grinstein-Weiss, director of SPI, was interviewed on television by N12 about children’s vaccination rates. Recent research from the Socioeconomic Impact of the COVID-19 Survey based in Israel found that even though 90% of respondents were vaccinated, only 40% of them expressed the desire to vaccinate their children.
Researchers keep international COVID-19 projects moving forward (Links to an external site)
Despite the challenges of COVID-19, Michal Grintsein-Weiss, director of the Social Policy Institute, discusses SPI’s continued valuable international research partnerships throughout the pandemic.
Tech Companies Want Schools to Use COVID Relief Money on Surveillance Tools (Links to an external site)
Surveillance tools are being marketed as tools to enforce COVID-19 restrictions including mask wearing, social distancing, and contact tracing. However, VICE cites research from SPI data analyst Jason Jabbari & faculty affiliate Odis Johnson to recognize that it can do far more harm than good.
Covid-19: Israel drops the mask, but the damage remains deeper (Links to an external site)
As Israeli students return to schools and Israel drops its national mask mandate, Ouest France reflects on how the first country in the world is starting to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘High-Surveillance’ Schools Lead to More Suspensions, Lower Achievement (Links to an external site)
New research from Jason Jabbari, SPI data analyst, finds schools that tighten security and surveillance in response to shootings or other acts of violence may worsen long-term academic progress, particularly for Black students.
Israel’s Schools Return to Normal on Sunday (Links to an external site)
Hamodia covers students return in-person to schools in Israel starting April 19th. They share recent findings that 1 in 5 children suffer from symptoms of anxiety from Michal Grinstein-Weiss as well as partners IDC Herzliya and Hebrew University.
After about 13 months of part-time studies, the education system will fully open tomorrow (Links to an external site)
Haaretz discusses findings by Michal Grinstein-Weiss, director of SPI, as well as IDC Herzliya, and Rami Benvenisti of Hebrew University that one in five Israeli children currently show signs of anxiety as schools resume to full in-person learning.
Coronavirus: To vaccinate or not vaccinate children? (Links to an external site)
The Jerusalem post covered SPI research findings that less than half of vaccinated parents will also vaccinate their children. Israel is likely to be the first country to grapple with the ethics of whether vaccinating children to achieve herd immunity is worth the risk.
Research: One in five students in Israel suffers from anxiety symptoms due to COVID-19 (Links to an external site)
Haaretz covered SPI research discovery that the mental distress of the children in Israel increases the lower the parental income. When considering ethnic and religious groups, the lowest anxiety rates were recorded among the ultra-Orthodox.
Study: 1 in 5 Israeli kids have clinical anxiety symptoms amid a pandemic (Links to an external site)
SPI survey finds ultra-Orthodox children mostly unaffected and that a majority of kids had difficulties with online classes.
COVID-19 pandemic caused ‘mental crisis’ among Israeli youth (Links to an external site)
The Jerusalem Post discusses SPI research finding that Israeli children are experiencing a “mental crisis.” The report, based on a study conducted by Michal Grinstein-Weiss, director of SPI, and Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya together with Prof. Rami Benvenisti of Hebrew University, showed that one in five children – 21% and three times more than before the coronavirus crisis – are suffering from symptoms of anxiety.
Cameras Are Being Used To Punish Students, Not Stop School Shooters (Links to an external site)
Forbes recently described a study by Jason Jabbari, SPI researcher, and Odis Johnson, SPI faculty affiliate. The study found increase security meant to protect students has led to high suspensions schools with decrease math achievement and college admission.
‘Like paying for a luxury car’: Childcare costs in Miami are holding families back (Links to an external site)
Even before the pandemic, South Florida working families struggled to find safe, affordable and convenient childcare. As seen through SPI’s data in the Socioeconomic Impacts of COVID-19 survey, the situation has worsened. While South Florida is vaccinating and emerging from restrictions, childcare remains a significant obstacle to upward mobility.
Grinstein-Weiss addresses U.N. session on status of women (Links to an external site)
Michal Grinstein-Weiss spoke at an event at the civil society forum for the UN session on the Commission on the Status of Women. Learn more from The Record and view the event.
Israel’s COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout Is Slowing at a Critical Moment. That’s a Warning for the Rest of Us (Links to an external site)
What does vaccine hesitancy in Israel mean for the United States? Michal Grinstein-Weiss was interviewed by The Times on SPI’s Socioeconomic Impacts of COVID-19 survey and how vaccine hesitancy in minority populations in Israel reflect many of the same characteristics of minority groups in the United States.
Comparing pandemic spending patterns in U.S. and Israel (Links to an external site)
The Source: A study from SPI finds Israel early on offered better social policies and income support to its struggling households than the United States.
Israelis Flocked to Get the COVID Vaccine, but Will They Vaccinate Their Children Too? (Links to an external site)
Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca are in advanced stages of trials for under-16s, and Israel’s coronavirus vaccination drive is set to expand. But recent SPI data indicates that parents may be less willing to get their children inoculated.
Childhood in the time of COVID (Links to an external site)
Save the Children shared results from the Social Policy Institute’s Socioeconomic Impacts of COVID-19 Survey were shared in a report on childhood hardship in the United States during the pandemic. Their report found that millions more children are going hungry, missing out on learning & falling into poverty.